News & information from the world of the Vista Alpina Eye Clinic
Vista Alpina holds four successful information evenings in Brig, Visp, Sierre and Sion
Dr. Vandekerckhove and his team of doctors presented everything about cataract surgery and the latest generation of intraocular lenses to more than 420 interested people.
The Vista Alpina Eye Clinic is pleased about the successful evenings with many interested people and the subsequent cosy exchange.
Professional article in the magazine "méd MAG" by Dr Kristof Vandekerckhove
Senior consultant Dr. med. Kristof Vandekerckhove publishes an exciting article on the subject of refractive cataract surgery in the June 2023 issue of the Magazine médical de la Suisse Romande "méd MAG": Not (yet) suitable for everyone
Vista Alpina Eye Clinic celebrates its 15th anniversary
On 21 April 2023 we successfully celebrated our 15th anniversary with numerous staff and patients at the Backstage Hotel Vernissage in Zermatt. The evening was introduced by two very interesting lectures on the topics of cataract and implantable contact lenses by our head physician Dr. Vandekerckhove, our senior physician Dimitri Baeriswyl
and our lens specialist Claudia Hahnloser, and was rounded off by an aperitif followed by an anniversary celebration.
The Vista Alpina Eye Clinic looks back on a successful & interesting evening in every respect and looks forward to further exciting years.
Recognized further training facility for specialist titles in 2021
Vista Alpina is proud to again be the only recognized training center for eye doctors and eye surgeons in Valais in 2023. We were again granted the authorization for both specialist directions by the Swiss Institute for Continuing Medical Education (SIWF).
Only clinics that meet the strict SIWF criteria defined by the wide range of medical services and the composition of the team of doctors are recognized as further training centers for resident doctors.
Radio rro: Interview series in German on cataracts.
It is one of the most common eye diseases. Cataract. It is a clouding of the lens of the eye.
In the seven-part interview series with the Upper Valais radio station rro, Kristof Vandekerckhove, MD, explains to listeners,
Radio rro: Short-sightedness. Eyes disease due to lockdown?
Dr Vandekerckhove interviewed by Radio rro on the risk of developing myopia due to increased use of PCs, tablets and mobile phones:
"Spending hours in front of a screen has become part of everyday life for many people in the lockdown.
NZZ am Sonntag: Cataract. New lenses for better vision.
By Felicitas Witte, 31.10.2020
At first the environment appears blurred and out of focus, later more colourless, as if through a fog. Light dazzles and driving becomes difficult. Usually both eyes are affected. The diagnosis: cataract.
EDOF: the latest bifocal lens technology at Vista Alpina for seeing without glasses
"EDOF" stands for "Extended Depth Of Focus" and characterises a new generation of implantable eye lenses in the field of vision without glasses.